Ok. Relax bana.
Soma blog post yote kwanza. Ni nini? Unasoma tu title na ushaget feelings na attitude about what this post is about.
So, acha tu niseme nimemeet wasee aina mob ikifika stori ya doo. Kuna wasee wana doo, wasee wanadhani wana doo, wasee wana soo utadhani wana ngiri soo, wasee wana ngiri soo utadhani wana soo, wasee wana-make-it slowly, wasee wako just one signature short of a super deal na unprecedented mkwanjalization.
Wasee wanadhani 200k per month ni doo, wasee wanadhani 10k per week ni doo ati juu ni ‘per week’ #consultantBaba, wasee wako na pesa ya daddy/mummy and it is always ‘my mum, my mum’. Enda ukanyonye. Wasee wanauza boot sector daily kwa walami ndio wapaate some ‘Egyptian bedsheets’. Wasee aina mob.
But kila category inakupa lessons. Lessons on what to be/do. And not what to be/do.
Juzi nilikuwa nacheza pool Qz na Krush. Msee fulani poser akatokea. As always, akaenda pale kwa lonely-corner karibu na kwa DJ. Krush akanishoo, “heh!! Mbona huyu msee hanaga marafiki Qz na venye ana doo? Mbona wasee hawampendi?”. Nikamshoo the 411 about the guy. Stori mob. Ni msee namjua. Anabebaga 100k kwa pocket sawa. But bill ikifika 700 bob, anaitisha commision of inquiry. Kuna haja gani ya kuringa, unaweka 200 bob between a 50k wand ndio uonyeshane doo ukiisaka ukilipa bill ya pool ya 150 bob? Alafu kuuliza kila msee club kama ana fare ama umpe doo? Si we all came here kivyetu tukijijua?
Krush akanishoo kuwa he has met this type of posers. In 2 varying degrees. Na ina MASSIVE advantages. Inatwa the ‘fake it till you make it’ model, born in EastLando. Akanishoo: “This type of people hu-make it alot since they attract the people with REAL money. Make them think that we are in the same ‘class’, Wanaskuma deal moja ya wanga, bas.”. I got educated. Then he went on: “This type also fail if they cant control the ‘image’. Spend what they don’t have. Doo ya mdosi. Na wanamess. Kama huyu akapigwa ngeta, bas.” I got more educated.
Now, back to the lecture at hand. Wasee hawanaga doo.
There is also the undeniable truth that staying with people who are ‘low’ compared to one breeds hubris and complacency. Be it intellectually, financially, sports-wise, etc.
Play chess with inferior opponents, and you will start calling yourself a master. Until you meet the master. Hang around people wenye waki-spend 5k at a club inakuwa bill kubwa sana na inampa stress, and you will start thinking that spending 10k makes you a baller. Until you meet msee wallet yake ukiibeba, unapata hamstring.
And such is the reality of life.
You are what you eat. What you hang out with. Like attracts like.
Kama unajua tu ‘ style=”color : #ffccoo”; ‘ (Btw, can you point out the error in that CSS style??) na mahali unapoa unaitwa Guru. Toka huko. Kamu iHub. Ulizia Wesley na Kala na Pedersen. Uonyeshwe code. Kuwa mpole. Hata msee ana 2-inch dick China hujiita Kadinyaa kwao. Akikuja Kenya, hata handjob hawesmek. Anapewa finger job. Ndiyo maanake. Jam ukitaka. Ita polisi. Piga nduru.
Hanging around people like Ben na Johhny and seeing how they roll, na listening to stories and tales about how some people live and spend, inakuwaga inspirational. Inakupa benchmark. Fika hapa, then ubonge.
Na ni ukweli that kama msee mmoja anaweza make, sote pia tunaweza. Sio? Dogi wewe. Nothing can be further from the truth. Kila mtu na njaro zake. Just because msee ame-make it, haimaanishi pia wewe utawahi. Na vice versa.
Back to hubris na complacency. We have a problem as brainiacs. We always see people around us who cannot even do a code-documentation of our simplest CSS. Najua wasee around me wenye my worst bugs are better and more optimized than their best code. But wana-live poa. Poa sana. Why? The answer is simple.
Seizing the opportunity. These people know that hawako poa. That how ni Carling cup. Na wewe ni Champions league. So to anything that comes their way, they specialize, seize and welcome it with open hands and open legs. To them failure is NOT an option. They specialize, finish and get paid.
Na sisi? Ahhh! Acha akitaka aende na project yake huko. Nina projects kama 15 kwa inbox. Kwani yeye ni nani?
And relationships die. And the rat-race continues.
Tafakari hayo. Wewe ni mnoma. You have skills most people will never master in a life-time of focus. Change your attitude, approach and perception, and you will have more than just change in your pocket. Still waiting for that first Kenyan USD Millionaire code. Pure code.
Back to code.